WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Monday, October 13, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girl of the Week Is Shirley Ellis, now lets play the NAME GAME!!!

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Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!

Shirley Ellis started off singing in a band called the Metronomes in the 50's, but it wasn't until the 60's that she found her place in the pop charts with a string of hit songs. She wrote mainly rock 'n roll, but also loved to sing jazz, pop and soul. Here's a Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling, a kind of unique song for Shirley. It's a bit funkier than most of her other music.

Along with Shirley's fine hits, there's a great group of songs all with names in the title, so lets get started with Crayons To Perfume 12, and the name game!

Shirley Ellis: The Name Game
Shirley Ellis: Soul Time
Shirley Ellis: Clapping Song
Shirley Ellis: Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis: The Puzzle Song
The Shirelles: Big John
The Blossoms: Big Talkin’ Jim
Judy & The Affections: Marie, Give Him Back
The Four Jewels: Dapper Dan
The Raindrops: That Boy John
Jennie Smith: It’s Murder For Roberta
Jill & The Boulevards: Eugene
Crazy Girls und die Javalins: Joe, der Gitarrenmann
Goldie & The Gingerbreads: Skinny Vinnie
The Fair Sect (plus One): Mohair Sam
Marisol: Johnny
The Femine Complex: Jaguar Jimmy
Jaynettes: Sally Go Round The Roses
Martha & The Vandellas: Jimmy Mack
Marvalettes: Don’t Mess With Bill
The Girlfriends: My One and Only Jimmy Boy
Linda Laurie & The Del-Satins: Stay at home With Sue
Anuk: Jimmy Est Parti

background: Sandy Nelson The Clapping Song

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Anonymous said...

Need to remove the quote mark before CRAYONS for the URL to work....

Debbie D said...

Thanks! Fixed.